1. The very interesting question that has arisen as the U.S. has pioneered this technology is: What happens when the Russians, say, send an armed drone into Georgia to the south claiming that there’s a Chechen terrorist that’s hiding in Georgia? And they have no other way to kill him and so they’re going to kill him with a drone missile?

    "It’s going to be a very interesting moment internationally and for the United States, because the Obama administration — if that’s who’s in power — is going to have to say, ‘We accept this because they’re doing exactly what we do,’ or they’ll have to somehow make a distinction between what the Chinese or Russians are doing and what we’ve done in the past.

    — New York Times national security correspondent Scott Shane tells Terry Gross what would it mean if countries not allied with the United States had their own drone programs.

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